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My PTSD Story #3 – I Was Stalked by a Rapist

TRIGGER WARNING: SEXUAL VIOLENCE/RAPE This is my third PTSD story, in a series about the trauma I have gone through which led to my diagnosis of Complete Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  During the summer of 1983, I was woken by the rattling of my bedroom window....

Stories of Hope in Hard Times

How do you get through hard times?  I share some some of the struggles I've dealt with and tips for getting through them.on the podcast Stories of Hope in Hard Times by host Tamara K Anderson. You can watch it below, listen to it below, on Tamara's website or access...

THE POWER OF WORDS AFTER A MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS

The power of words, after a medical diagnosis, should not be underestimated. They can provide you and I with the ability to change our outlook about life, the disease, and our potential outcome.  Some words are more powerful than others by their very nature. Words...

Possible Causes of PTSD, Besides Combat

There are many possible causes of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). The term PTSD is one I had long associated with soldiers returning from war. Shell-shock. Battle Fatigue. Combat Fatigue. Those were terms I had seen in movies. For years, I was living with the...

My PTSD Story #2 – Trapped at Home with a Burglar

Trigger warning. This is my second of my PTSD stories – the trauma related events that led to me living with complex post traumatic disorder. My childhood home’s basement had just one exit. A long set of stairs on the south side of the house. At the top of the stairs,...

Living With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder From Someone With PTSD (with Infographic)

Living with post-traumatic stress disorder can be so tough. Many people associate post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with combat soldiers. But there are many sufferers of PTSD that were never in the military, and I am one of them. Any traumatic event can result in...

My PTSD Story #1 – I Was Terrorized by A Masked Man and Nearly Kidnapped

Trigger warning: mentions of violence towards a child.  This is just one of my PTSD stories - the trauma related events that led to me living with complex post traumatic disorder. You may be wondering what place it has on a blog dedicated to happiness.  I am including...

My Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Story

Have I told you my post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) story? Probably not. I haven't told many people. After all, I tried to hide it for years. Many, many years.  In fact, this is the first time I have openly spoken (well written) about it. You see, i was afraid...

21 Natural Pain Management Resources I Reach For When I Am in Pain

I like having an arsenal of natural pain management resources to turn to. Some days the pain from multiple sclerosis, pancreatitis, and other illnesses can be super intense. Some days i feel I have to throw most of these at the pain resources to get relief. Below are...

How to Turn Regret into a Positive Experience

Do you feel regret in life? I have. I've felt regret; those momentary feelings of loss, disappointment, or dissatisfaction with something in my life. I would warrant that all of us have experienced some type of regret in our life. Something we wished we had done...
My PTSD Story #3  – I Was Stalked by a Rapist

My PTSD Story #3 – I Was Stalked by a Rapist

TRIGGER WARNING: SEXUAL VIOLENCE/RAPE This is my third PTSD story, in a series about the trauma I have gone through which led to my diagnosis of Complete Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  During the summer of 1983, I was woken by the rattling of my bedroom window....

Stories of Hope in Hard Times

Stories of Hope in Hard Times

How do you get through hard times?  I share some some of the struggles I've dealt with and tips for getting through them.on the podcast Stories of Hope in Hard Times by host Tamara K Anderson. You can watch it below, listen to it below, on Tamara's website or access...

THE POWER OF WORDS AFTER  A MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS

THE POWER OF WORDS AFTER A MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS

The power of words, after a medical diagnosis, should not be underestimated. They can provide you and I with the ability to change our outlook about life, the disease, and our potential outcome.  Some words are more powerful than others by their very nature. Words...

Possible Causes of PTSD, Besides Combat

Possible Causes of PTSD, Besides Combat

There are many possible causes of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). The term PTSD is one I had long associated with soldiers returning from war. Shell-shock. Battle Fatigue. Combat Fatigue. Those were terms I had seen in movies. For years, I was living with the...

My PTSD Story #2  – Trapped at Home with a Burglar

My PTSD Story #2 – Trapped at Home with a Burglar

Trigger warning. This is my second of my PTSD stories – the trauma related events that led to me living with complex post traumatic disorder. My childhood home’s basement had just one exit. A long set of stairs on the south side of the house. At the top of the stairs,...

My Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Story

My Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Story

Have I told you my post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) story? Probably not. I haven't told many people. After all, I tried to hide it for years. Many, many years.  In fact, this is the first time I have openly spoken (well written) about it. You see, i was afraid...

21 Natural Pain Management Resources I Reach For When I Am in Pain

21 Natural Pain Management Resources I Reach For When I Am in Pain

I like having an arsenal of natural pain management resources to turn to. Some days the pain from multiple sclerosis, pancreatitis, and other illnesses can be super intense. Some days i feel I have to throw most of these at the pain resources to get relief. Below are...

How to Turn Regret into a Positive Experience

How to Turn Regret into a Positive Experience

Do you feel regret in life? I have. I've felt regret; those momentary feelings of loss, disappointment, or dissatisfaction with something in my life. I would warrant that all of us have experienced some type of regret in our life. Something we wished we had done...

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